NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT), a leading provider of commercial equipment and cloud-based device management for the foodservice industry, is proud to announce today the launch of the most great ecosystem of smart restaurants. The ecosystem is powered by the biggest digital companies in the Internet of Things (IoT) space that will empower its local cloud platform for connected restaurant equipment, KitchenConnect®.
The catering equipment industry is in the midst of the greatest digital transformation in history. Decisions made by Welbilt and its partners will have a direct impact on ensuring the greatest consistency in food quality, improving sustainability and securing all of their telemetry. Until today, it has been very difficult to find the best suppliers who can provide all of the above and work together to achieve the desired result.
The Largest Smart Restaurant Ecosystem consists of the following top technology companies that will be able to deliver each of the digital solutions needed by customers at the highest level:
KitchenConnect – Provides an award-winning cloud-based appliance management solution connecting any restaurant equipment to enable lower costs, increased equipment uptime and improved food quality.
AT&T – Provides worldwide cellular service, a professional service team for setting up restaurant connectivity, and a SmartHub edge connecting all restaurant equipment to KitchenConnect.
Bruviti – Serves an AI-powered customer service triage and parts prediction platform for KitchenConnect that provides superior after-sales service.
HCL – Provides leading digital transformation expertise in integrating end-to-end technologies including cloud, IoT, AI, analytics and cybersecurity on KitchenConnect.
Microsoft – Provides secure edge infrastructure with Azure Sphere and hosts KitchenConnect on the Azure IoT platform for critical kitchen operations insights.
Perfect company – Provides best-in-class Kitchen Crew operating system integrated with KitchenConnect to eliminate food waste, reduce training time, and increase food quality and speed of service.
TeamViewer – Provides a state-of-the-art solution for remote service and augmented reality for Welbilt and KitchenConnect products.
“Welbilt continues to accelerate our restaurant industry digital transformation strategy while answering the call of key customers who need data to improve their businesses. We are on track to become the one-stop-shop for best-in-class smart ecosystem by partnering with companies that will help deliver the results our customers want and need,” said Keri Llewellyn, Chief Commercial Officer of Welbilt.
“At Welbilt, we believe in the power of ‘better together’. Le plus grand écosystème de restaurants intelligents fournira la plus grande expertise combinée des entreprises numériques de pointe pour offrir une suite complète permettant de transformer n’importe quel restaurant en un restaurant intelligent et de responsabiliser nos clients dans leur transformation numérique », a déclaré Omar Jacques Omran, vice president of digital transformation at Welbilt. and Managing Director of KitchenConnect.
KitchenConnect will present the result of the solution developed with the largest companies in the smart restaurant ecosystem at the National Restaurant Association show from May 21st to May 24e. To register for a demo, please contact Shawn McElyea, Marketing Director of KitchenConnect: Shawn.McElyea@Welbilt.com.
About Welbilt, Inc.
Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, leading chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator knowledge and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™Convotherm®Cream®Delfield®Frymaster®Garland®Kolpak®lincoln®Manitowoc® Ice, Merco®merrychef® and multiplex®. These product brands are supported by three service brands: KitchenCare®our parts and service brand, FitKitchen®our brand of fully integrated kitchen systems, and KitchenConnect®, our cloud-based digital platform brand. Based in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and operating 19 manufacturing facilities across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of more than 5,000 distributors, resellers, buying groups and service representatives. manufacturers in over 100 countries. We have approximately 4,700 employees and generated sales of $1.5 billion in 2021. For more information, visit www.welbilt.com.